About Me

Kenneth Michael Bannister Galeano

I work for Google as a Business Development Manager for the Channel Sales team in Austin, Texas. Our team’s mission is to grow and strengthen the ecosystem of partnerships that make our Google Ads products better for users and the industry.

Having worked at Google for over 6 years in 2 countries I have tackled various Sales, Account Management and Business Development roles both in the Ads and Cloud business units.

I am an international, tech-savvy business executive and empresario with a multinational European/Latin-American background. My life experiences are akin to a TCK (“Third Culture Kid” – growing up as an expat).

My father is a retired British insurance broker, my mother Martha Galeano was an accomplished Colombian designer and architect with Spanish and Italian heritage who died of breast cancer in 2013. I came of age in Mexico but was born in Bogotá, Colombia where I studied primary and middle school at the private British institution Colegio Anglo-Colombiano, belonging to Beatty House.

I graduated from the ITESM University (Tec de Monterrey) in Cuernavaca, Mexico with a BSc. degree in Business Administration. After graduation I continued running my own IT consulting small business which I had started in 2008.

Taking a sabbatical from University during 2006 and 2007 I designed, founded and directed a Web 2.0 social networking startup called Amikoo. With about 30,000 users at it’s peak, momentum was in our favor for a while but the inevitable international expansion of Facebook halted our growth.

In 2012 I joined Google in Mexico City as an Account Strategist and was part of an account management team that sold Google’s digital advertising solutions (AdWords, YouTube) to some of the biggest Automotive and Consumer Goods brands in the world (Nissan, GM, Ford, VW, Unilever, Coca-Cola, P&G, among others). Being promoted to the role of Agency Lead in 2014 I continued in digital Ad sales but with a focus on managing the business relationships between Google and the leading media agencies at the time: Havas, Publicis Groupe and Omnicom Media Group.

In 2015 my wife and I moved to Mountain View, California to join one of Google’s most important sales teams working as an Account Executive helping online retailers achieve more sales through Google Ads.

I also explored the field of Cloud Computing/Enterprise technology sales for 2 years as a Senior Territory Manager for Google Cloud Platform selling G Suite SaaS and Cloud IaaS and PaaS before returning to the Ads team as a Business Development manager in 2018.

I like reading and learning, working for a greater good, vacations, projects, House/electronic music, investing in stocks and real estate, Airbnb hosting, writing, nature and animals, meditation and spending time with my wife Alexandra Moyers.

Kenneth Bannister and Alexandra Moyers at Via Alloro in Los Angeles

Kenneth Bannister and Alexandra Moyers de Bannister at Via Alloro in Los Angeles

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Kenneth Bannister at Mountain View, California 2012